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Application brought to prevent ANC Free State delegates from attending national conference

Application brought to prevent ANC Free State delegates from attending national conference

Lawyers for disgruntled African National Congress (ANC) members have brought yet another court application – this time seeking to both nullify the provincial congress which is currently underway and to stop the province’s delegates from participating in the national elective congress taking place this weekend. Last week the High Court in Bloemfontein ruled that the provincial conference couldn’t take place until 29 Branch General Meetings had been re-run. On Sunday ANC Free State chairperson Ace Magashule, who is likely to be elected to the position again, said the provincial executive had complied with the court order. However, attorney Hanno Bekker, representing the disgruntled members, said on Monday: “There were 29 […]